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Christmas Ale 2010 - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.44%


Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Christmas Ale (November - December) rounds out our calendar. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year, offering a unique product crafted with special care. Enjoy your holidays with Abita Christmas Ale.

(Beer added by: tone77 on 11-06-2010)
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Reviews by Frosty80:
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Frosty80

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: pours light golden-brown. sits clear reddish-brown with a good off-white head

Smell: upon sniffing after first straight poor it had one hell of a spicy hop kick to it. aftera minute though it became a little more tame. nice caramel malt to support

Taste: moderately high spicy/peppery hop character. medium bitterness. caramel malt sweetness is scarce. seems to be highly attenuated giving it a very dry presence, especially in the finish which is spicy

Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation

Notes: nothing spectacular, but i do love the spiciness/pepperiness of this hoppy light brown ale

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 00:50:57 | More by Frosty80
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udouche

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2013 16:18:01 | More by udouche
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MassachusettsBeerFan

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70.9%

02-16-2013 21:46:41 | More by MassachusettsBeerFan
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RyanSBrennan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-21-2012 01:11:20 | More by RyanSBrennan
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-07-2012 16:00:34 | More by Damian74Shensky
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mgironta

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured with a one finger off white head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing to speak of on the glass. The body is a cloudy chestnut-brown color. On the nose, I got a lot of nuttiness and maltiness going on. It also had another scent, almost an unpleasant sweetness. Hmm, this is odd. On the taste, it’s not what I expected at all. It has some caramel malt and nuttiness, but it’s very watery. Medium carbonation also comes through on the brew. This brew was definitely underflavored, at least for me. The finish had nothing on it. I’m usually a big fan of Abita brews, but this is just not a pleasant brew for me. It’s also not what I would expect out of a Christmas beer. Definitely would not have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 23:08:24 | More by mgironta
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-07-2012 18:03:55 | More by fatbatcat
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JHeskew


4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-07-2012 14:51:35 | More by JHeskew
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NeverSettle

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

06-17-2012 04:52:09 | More by NeverSettle
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FriedGold2112


4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

05-19-2012 04:49:34 | More by FriedGold2112
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deonreds

New York

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

03-18-2012 05:34:45 | More by deonreds
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-06-2012 02:24:42 | More by AWS2111
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thisladyluck

Iowa

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-31-2011 20:22:39 | More by thisladyluck
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salinasa

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-31-2011 04:49:44 | More by salinasa
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Chugs13

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -41.9%

12-28-2011 03:13:09 | More by Chugs13
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Grebdioz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-28-2011 01:55:15 | More by Grebdioz
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, deep amber brown with a dense, persistent cream-colored cloud top head. Abundant Belgian lace adorns the glass walls. Numerous streams of fat bubbles drif lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malts, caramel, a little cocoa as well, modest herbal hops, and slight spices.

Taste: Opens with nut and toffee notes. A pronounced undercurrent of cold coffee is present throughout the taste. Caramel is present as well, with hints of dark fruit and brown sugar. Toward the close of the taste, pine tar hops appear and linger well past the close. The finish is a bit dry.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice example of the style, with a little Christmas spicing as well.

Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 16:04:00 | More by Pegasus
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-15-2011 21:52:10 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice opaque dark-chocolate brown with a fine-bubbled light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is not strong, but does invite a taste with malty, woody, and subtle cinnamon and cloves notes. Flavor has a malty core with spice (cinnamon and cloves) hints and a woody, slightly bitter hops undertone. Texture has average body but a fair amount of tingle, leaving a fizzy, woody finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2011 01:08:34 | More by Cyberkedi
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-07-2011 21:46:48 | More by ROGUE16
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KrisPaulk77

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-05-2011 00:34:07 | More by KrisPaulk77
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-29-2011 20:33:20 | More by InspectorBob
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abita Christmas Ale (2010 edition) has a thick, frothy, off-white head and a very clear amber appearance, with moderate carbonation; spaced lacing is present down the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and dark coffee. Taste is of dark roasted barley, dark roast coffee, and a hop under-spice; all of these come together in a delicious triad. Mouth-feel is medium, and Abita Christmas Ale (2010) has a nice, settled finish. Overall, I quite enjoyed this pleasant, mild ale.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:16:31 | More by RonaldTheriot
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-20-2011 21:23:18 | More by dsauter
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-20-2011 02:40:34 | More by jenray
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Christmas Ale 2010 from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.